Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has recommended the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) to stop entry of devotees into the sanctum sanctorum (Garvagruha) of the temple.
In a letter to the SJTA, the government has opined for restriction on darshan of deities by devotees including VIPs.
“Darshan of the deities in the Temple by the devotees including the VIPs shall be restricted only up to Bhittar Katha. None except Sevaks having actual Seba in the Garvagruha on any particular day should be allowed into the sanctum sanctorum. Entry into the sanctum sanctorum during Paramanik Darshan and Sahana Mela Darshan should be stopped,” the letter read.
“Violators should be heavily fined,” the letter added.